Seneca Indian Pale Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jredner:
3.93/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Draft at the Hole in the Wall Pub in Snowshoe Mountain, WV. The aroma is very citric and mildly sweet, but its a fresh natural sweetness. Fairly enticing. The body is a light copper/orange and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head. Fore is citric hops, but more orange zest than grapefruit. A nice sweep malt base balances it. As far as intensity this is more akin to a pale ale like say a Sierra Nevada, but it is pretty decent and a nice suprise on a ski trip where I didnt expect any enjoyable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-24-2007 13:30:12 | More by Jredner
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3/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of conifers, not very strong
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing fair – some irregular islands of various size bubbles
Body light orangish-amber, hazy
Flavor begins moderately bitter with piney resin; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl; ends with a slight sweetness, leaving a chalky aftertaste.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Overall – meh. Another average IPA – the only thing special is that it’s from West Virginia, a hard state for tickers to find a local beer
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 12:38:22 | More by Ozzylizard
2.94/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Purchased at the Capital Market in Charleston, WV. Just got back from a family reunion there, and every year I grab something local from WV at this market. This year it was beer!
Poured into a Tulip glass.
a - dark and cloudy copper with a two finger creamy white head. Lots of sediment visible.
s - citrus, pine, and you're gonna laugh at this one, but it's what it reminded me of: wonton soup.
t -mild hoppy start, pine - hop finish.
m - acid and light
o - i like the pine element, but the mouth feel just isn't as good as I like, and it's not very complex.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 01:26:02 | More by marshmarsh
3.33/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Once again, the mighty tone77 has come through with a new and unusual bottle to keep me honest while The CANQuest (TM) is on a temporary hiatus following my having splashed Oskar Blues' Chaka into my other computer's keyboard. My technician recommends against such action, BTW.
From the bottle: "Mountain State Brewing Co.'s Seneca IPA is an ode to the Native American Seneca tribes that once traversed the rolling hills of West Virginia, calling its lands and bountiful hunting grounds - home. This highly hopped, moderate bodied beer is toned perfectly to provide the hop explosion that IPA fans seek, without the lingering bitterness."; "Seneca IPA is bittered with Galena hops, flavored with Amarillo and dry-hopped with Cascade."
My pour, while aggro, was not uncontrolled, and so I wound up with just better than a finger of rocky, tawny head that gently fell like a souffle, leaving great lacing in its wake. Color was also great, a deep, coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-plus quality clarity. I could see into the future and beer was there! Nose had a light pine scent, enough to be perceived, but not enough to scorch my nostril hairs. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste, while bitter with pine hops, seemed to lack the intensity associated with the style. It might be better served as an EIPA or even an APA. This simply lacked the Ooomph! usually inherent in the modern iteration. I was down with what they were trying to accomplish, but as a hardcore hophead, this was like methadone to a heroin junkie - barely satisfying and enough to make me want to score a real hit. Dig? Finish had kind of a minty flavor, spearmint, perhaps. I just felt kind of underwhelmed by the whole deal.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 16:32:56 | More by woodychandler
Seneca Indian Pale Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.